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  • Mid-term evaluation of the Initiative for Sustainable Landscapes (ISLA) programme 2021-2025

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    This report presents the findings of the mid-term evaluation (MTE) of the second phase of IDH’s Initiative for Sustainable Landscapes (ISLA), funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The ISLA programme was first launched in 2015 and is now half-way its second funding period (2021-2025). In view thereof, the purpose of this MTE is—besides accountability to […]

  • Community bylaws concerning sexual and reproductive health and rights in Traditional Authority Chiwalo, Machinga district, southern Malawi

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    To what extent are they responsive to young people’s needs? Community bylaws are commonly accepted mechanisms to influence behaviour change to achieve better health and development outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa. However, the uses, benefits, and potential downsides of community bylaws are largely unclear, especially regarding sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of young people. […]

  • Studying a gender responsive vaccine system: retrospective analysis of best methods

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    This methodological paper introduces four projects, all of which aimed to increase women’s engagement in and benefit from the livestock vaccine value chains of small ruminants and poultry by improving women’s empowerment and supporting women’s access to animal health services. All four projects used a mix of qualitative and quantitative research methods to understand the […]

  • Women’s sexual rights and empowerment beyond the liberal paradigm:

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    Understanding sexuality and power relations from the life experiences of young women Women’s sexuality was originally included in the development agenda mainly in relation to health and risks. With time, it has started to be understood also through the lenses of the ‘empowerment’ and ‘rights’ approaches. This chapter looks at the way in which young […]

  • Gendered social norms in agrifood systems

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    A conceptual framework Social norms are widely accepted, informal, typically unspoken and unwritten rules of acceptable, appropriate, and obligatory behavior. They are often implicit, to the point where people internalize, accept, and follow them without critical thought.  Social norms are strongly linked to, but different from, behavior: they govern a behavior but are not the […]

  • Evaluation of the Initiative for Sustainable Landscapes (ISLA) programme

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    In september 2023, KIT completed a mid-term evaluation of the Initiative for Sustainable Landscapes, an international land use management programme of the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), financed by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The evaluation assesses whether ISLA is on track to reach its goals, and provides recommendations for the second half of the programme. […]

  • Gender dynamics in agrifood value chains: Advances in research and practice over the last decade

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    This paper reviews knowledge generated over the past 10 years on gendered patterns to engagement, returns on engagement, and power relations in agrifood value chains. It examines how research has advanced, evidence of improvements in gender equality and women’s empowerment, and the circumstances under which any advances have happened. Gender inequalities in value chains remain […]

  • “You are a child and this is not your business”: Decision-making on child marriage in Sindh, Pakistan

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    Young people in Pakistan face challenges such as child marriage, which have adverse consequences on their education, employment, health and overall well-being.  We conducted interviews (26) and focus group discussions (12) with young people (15 to 24 years) and community stakeholders to understand how child marriage is perceived by them and to gain insight into […]

  • Research for Change: Assessing Responses to the Needs of Survivors of Sexual Violence in Humanitarian Settings

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    Findings from Aden, Lahj, Yemen Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) is one of the greatest protection, human rights and public health challenges that is present in all societies and is further exacerbated during humanitarian emergencies. In Yemen a nine-year-long conflict has prompted one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world. More than 23.4 […]

  • Designing for change through “reflecting and doing”: the CGIAR Community of Practice on Gender-Transformative Research Methodologies

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    Gender-transformative change requires a commitment from everyone involved in agricultural research for development (AR4D) including organizations at international and national level, individual researchers and practitioners, farmers, development agencies, policy-makers and consumers, to transform the existing values, practices and priorities that (re)produce and perpetuate gender biases and inequities in agrifood systems.  However, the adoption of a […]

  • Young people’s perspectives on school-based sexuality education

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    KIT is conducting a study, commissioned by UNESCO, on young people’s perspectives on school-based education for health and well-being, including sexuality education. Sexuality education has major positive health and social outcomes for adolescents and young people. Yet, research that focuses on their experiences with such education remains limited. KIT is partnering with young researchers and […]

  • Nestlé Income Accelerator Program – Baseline report

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    Test at Scale Phase The Income Accelerator Program (IAP) aims to tackle key issues facing farm households in the cocoa sector – such as Living Income (LI) gap, child labor, and lack of women empowerment – by enhancing cocoa productivity, increasing additional income sources, improving gender equality, creating a professional labor force, and improving access […]